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by TimStannard
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1544

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

There was another 'peculiar' shot I did with this Lumix compact camera and the fan, but I don't have a photo of it. I'd definitely take up Ned's suggestion of writing an article for FVM - even if it's only a half-page (indeed it might be more successful as a short piece with bullet points and photo...
by TimStannard
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1544

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

Richard Scarsbrook wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:35 am Here's an improvised tripod I made on a recent wild camping trip......
Brilliant, Richard. Shame the camera wasn't a Boxwood Brownie ;)
by TimStannard
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1544

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

Two examples of inginuity. The ladder trick is straightforward enough, but another to file away for future reference, but the spinning coin is real thinking outside the box. We used to have a club member (long since deceased) as many clubs have who could turn his hand to any minor engineering feat. ...
by TimStannard
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: AGM Zoom meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: AGM Zoom meeting

Hi Ned, I thought it worked well. I'm not sure how much you missed. 12-12.40pm was the formal part of the meeting, adopting the accounts. accepting reports and electing Coumcil. Discussion ("Members' Voices") began at 1pm. I don't think you joined long after that. I know you said your bit ...
by TimStannard
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 21
Views: 4833

Re: Manifesto for Change

Nevertheless, Jameela - I think that's just about the only point on which we disagree! I do agree (as do most people) change is needed. I particularly like the idea of a database for members access and I certainly think it's worth exploring further the idea of only three stars and up being awarded/p...
by TimStannard
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 21
Views: 4833

Re: Manifesto for Change

Ah but... In an abstract sense, yes filmmaking skills are independent of the purpose or the intention of film, but our purpose or intention becomes inherent in our approach to the technical issues... If one person considers this an engaging spare time hobby, and another person using similar equipme...
by TimStannard
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 21
Views: 4833

Re: Manifesto for Change

Well done, Jameela, for getting your Manifesto for change published in FVM. It may drive a few more people here - let's hope so. One thing I should have picked up on earlier in your definition of vocation: If we write, or make films speaking truth to power or showing the stupidity of war or what it ...
by TimStannard
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3241

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Dave Watterson wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:22 pm [youtube]SH-_bKTvG_U&feature=emb_logo[/youtube]
Well, that didn't work as expected!

[Dave: oops, thought I had deleted that. I was trying to resurrect the system which allowed us to embed movies on these posts. None of the versions I have tried seem to work now.]
by TimStannard
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3241

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Even making such a short film can be very demanding and stressful And yet there is a whole new generation who've been brought up making selfies and vlogs on their smartphones who have developed the ability just to rattle somethig like this off in the 30 seconds it will take to show it! It may not b...
by TimStannard
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A Great Read
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: A Great Read

I think you have to ask the editor to be added to the circulation. His name is Gary Peterson; I am sure he will welcome you. ned c Hmmm no reply as yet. Maybe it got deleted as spam (I get so much I don't always spot things I want). Follow up sent. [EDIT] Gary responded to my second email - apparen...
by TimStannard
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3241

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I’m hoping that the Saturday mini cinema shows will remain available to watch for a while, which would give us the opportunity to watch more of the films than usual. I sincerely hope so too. That would be a benefit which would help offset the disappointment of no physical meeting. One of the proble...
by TimStannard
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 465

UNICA 2020

I was rather surprised to find no forum regulars apart from Brian Saberton and myself at the on-line UNICA festival last week. Were people just not aware of it? I think I got a couple of notifications via diffrent people on facebook. We had to sign up, in order to receive a link (to the Vimeo site w...
by TimStannard
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 11143

Re: Anyone out there?

Jameela, thanks for the post. i'm sure many will find it useful A little late now, I appreciate, but .... another (simpler?) approach to timing which removes the need to estimate when the other lines are spoken during the second take. To help get the timing right - and avoid time stretching - simply...
by TimStannard
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A Great Read
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: A Great Read

Thanks Ned
by TimStannard
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A Great Read
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: A Great Read

Ned, that's just an email address. Do we simply email them and ask to subscribe or is there something a bit less secretive :lol: :lol:
I've done a quick search fro Aussie Movie Maker but can't find anything that is obviously this.